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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The British guitarist and composer Allan Holdsworth died Sunday at his home in Vista, California, his daughter announced on Facebook. He was 70. Guitar Player just reviewed his latest box set in the May 2017 issue, where music critic Michael Molenda wrote, "Holdsworth's astonishing technique, unbridled creativity, iridescent tone, dynamic touch, exquisite taste, and expansive melodic strategies have absolutely changed guitarcraft for any player aspiring beyond his or her first barre chord." Holdsworth was cited as an influence by many guitarists, including Eddie Van Halen, Yngwie Malmsteen and Tom Morello. He created and marketed several guitars such as the HH2 and also was a cask ale aficionado who invented his own beer pump, the FizzBuster. read more


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